This course provides you with knowledge and skills that are essential for animal care. Combining practical and theory work, it covers husbandry tasks, handling and health checks, with a focus on small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents.
The course is ideal for anyone looking to enter the animal care industry or to improve their skills and knowledge relating to their pets at home.
You need basic literacy and numeracy skills, plus some knowledge of animal care.
You will cover:
You will be assessed through one-to-one practical assessment with oral questioning.
You will be required to supply your own stationery.
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
A mature student has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents she researched.
“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength. I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”